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Feature articles

Young man testing breathing function by spirometry_AS

Spirometry—it’s meaningless if incorrect!

2019-05-21T09:49:00+01:00By

With 15 years of expertise in spirometry, Chris Loveridge answers your questions about spirometry and emphasises the need to take a clinical history.

Woman using asthma inhaler

Device selection in children and adults

2019-04-23T07:19:00+01:00By

Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children.

Inhaler for capsule and spray

Striking a balance: device choice and therapeutic dosages

2019-04-23T03:19:00+01:00By

Jane Scullion looks at the increasing complexity of the multitude of MDI and DPI devices that are available and the therapeutic options they offer.

Man in bed snoring and suffering with sleep apnea syndrome_AS

Diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnoea

2018-01-22T12:34:00+00:00By

Jane Scullion describes the symptoms, causes, and appropriate recognition of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA); discusses how to manage the condition in primary care; and covers relevant guidance from NICE, SIGN, and the DVLA.

Educational resources

G4N Asthma handbook Winter 2019:20

Guidelines for Nurses asthma handbook

2019-12-02T14:51:00+00:00Commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline

This Guidelines for Nurses handbook provides summaries of the key guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma.

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Optimal bronchodilation for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

2019-11-12T09:14:00+00:00Commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim Limited

Dr Steve Holmes discusses the key changes to the NICE recommendations for the management of COPD

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Non-pharmacological interventions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

2019-11-12T09:14:00+00:00Commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim Limited

Jane Scullion discusses the non-pharmacological interventions that should be offered before starting inhaled therapies

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Practical management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care

2019-11-12T09:08:00+00:00Commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim Limited

Jane Scullion provides a nurse’s perspective on practical management of COPD

G4N COPD handbook Front cover

Guidelines for Nurses COPD handbook

2019-04-30T08:00:00+01:00Commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline

This Guidelines for Nurses  handbook provides summaries of the key guidelines for the management of COPD.